God gives grace to the humble and resist the proud (Proverbs 3:34). In order to win in life we must first surrender our life to the cross (Matthew 16:24). The way to surrender is to deny ourselves of having desires that we put before God’s thoughts and way for our life. Any desire we put before God becomes the idol that we worship above God. This object of desire becomes the driving force that rules our mind, spirit, soul and body separating us from becoming one image with God according to God’s likeness. Before we win in life we must first learn to lose our life outside of God’s will. It is our obedience to God that causes us to win the spiritual war being fought in the battlefield of our mind (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).
When we allow oursleves to walk by faith we are obeying God’s direction. Every time we obey God, we are strengthened in the mind of Christ resurrecting in His image of grace according to His likeness of truth. Our whole person is being awakened to the presence of God’s living and powerful word that is purposed to cover our mind, spirit, soul and body. When we bring every thought and high imagination to the obedience of Christ, we punish and destroy the presence of disobedience in our mind, spirit, soul and body. Disobedience is rooted in the presence of fear that separates us from the presence of faith rooted in hearing the word of God (Hebrews 11:1).
Often times we have been hearing as well as desiring a fresh outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit, however, this will occur when we have pure hearts and clean hands (Psalms 24). God never purposed us to figure out the vision nor come up with the provision for our life. Because He is Alpha the vision is in Him and because He is Omega the provision is already finished in Him. The only thing God every desired us to do is work to stay in His presence (Hebrew 4) so that His presence in our mind, spirit, soul and body would do the work (Phillipians 2:14). When God’s presence is glorified in our mind, spirit, soul and body then His kingdom comes to earth as in heaven. His kingdom of power, love and sound mind.
Whenever our mind is strengthened in the mind of Christ, we become one with the presence of God in our spirit, soul and body. This empowers us to win in our life by overcoming what wants to kill, steal and destroy God’s presence in our whole person. Us being aware of God’s presence enables us to spiritually discern the intents and thoughts of the heart because His presence is the living word that has awakened in our mind, spirit, soul and body. Our obedience to the faith we hear, is our winning strategy to overcome the strategy of the enemy who wants to rob us of our faith in the promises of God.
We must realize that God’s kingdom is not in word only but in power. The power that not only gets us saved after we leave the earth, but the power that makes us more than conquerors while we reside in the earth. A conqueror is a winner who overcomes the strategic plans of the enemy to kill, steal and destroy their ability to succeed in life. The power that not only gets us wealth, but the power that causes us to win in life (2 Corinthians 2:14-16). Just like we go to school to learn a discipline, our mind, spirit, soul and body must be disciplined in the word of God so we can work the word. God has purposed His word to be practically applied in every area of our life enabling us to experience the abundant life that Christ came to bring (John 10:10). So the winning strategy of our obedience will set us free from the issues that spring forth from the heart causing problems in our everyday lifestyle.
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